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carthy in egypt for us. thank you, terry. >>> president obama issued a critical and blunt statement following mubarak's latest defiant stand. now, clearly impatient, mr. obama said the universal rights of the egyptian people must be respected. quote, the egyptian people have been told that there was a transition of authority. the president said, but it is not clear yet that this transition is immediate, meaningful, or sufficient. ines ferre is in washington with more on this. good morning, ines. >> reporter: good morning, betty. and president obama held a late-night meeting at the white house with his national security team. they're scrambling right now, after being caught off guard by the latest turn of events. the white house was as surprised as anyone president mubarak did not step down. in a statement last night, president obama criticized the egyptian leader for not offering his people the reforms they demand. it is the responsibility of the government to speak clearly to the egyptian people and the word, it read. the egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete and unequivo
new hope for a bart extension into san jose all thanks to a boost from the feds. president obama's budget allocates $130 million this year and sharon chin explains where all that money would go. >> reporter: construction plans to extend bart from this southernmost station in fremont to berryessa stay right on track thanks to a grant from the federal government. >> it's great news, getting a full funding grant agreement will allow us to move ahead. >> reporter: the federal transit administration has recommended the long-awaited bart extension get $130 million in federal funding this year. that's a big step in later securing an additional $900 million in federal money so the line can open in 2018. some regular bart riders look forward to the south bay expansion. >> i don't have a vehicle. so i think it's great. >> it means beating the traffic. because i know it's congested on those freeways. >> reporter: federal transit officials' recommendation for funding is an about-face from 2000 when they refused to recommend money for bart's extension, in 2004. the project was said to be too
in on time. that's a look at your morning drive. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> president obama waking up in the bay area after last night's dinner with the best minds in silicon valley. let's go to anne makovec. she is standing by at sfo, where the president will board air force one to fly, where, anne, to oregon in a few hours, right? good morning. >> reporter: yes. he is headed north. good morning. and good morning, mr. president, if you are watching. he is headed up to oregon this morning for another big meeting of the minds. he is talking tech here on the west coast. here's a look at the president arriving yesterday evening here at sfo to cloudy and rainy skies over the bay area. he is here on the west coast to promote his agenda to make the u.s. more competitive globally pushing for new spending on innovation, education, high- speed rail and faster internet service. last night he had dinner with the innovators of some very successful silicon valley companies you may have heard of, mark zuckerberg of facebook, apple leader steve jobs and google's ceo eric schmitt. some of the othe
to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. the obama administration has refined its position on the question of whether mubarak should stay or go. the answer now is go but not yet. the white house admitted monday it does not endorse mubarak's immediate resignation. the obama administration is throwing its support behind the newly appointed vice president, but he says egypt isn't ready for democracy. all of this flies in the face of protestors as they've been on the streets now for 15 days. terry mccarthy has the latest. >> reporter: the protesters are still here in the square behind me. in fact, many of them slept out in what is becoming a virtual tent city in what is normally a busy public traffic square. in the battle of wills that is developing, the government has announced a pay rise of 15% for public servants. presumably to win their sympathies. and it has announced the stock market will reopen here next sunday. meanwhile, the uprising that has been largely leaderless has finally found its first hero. wael ghonim. he's a google executive in jail for 12 days for his invol
that means for the project's future tonight. mark? >> reporter: well, allen, president obama's budget does contain money to complete the first phase of the bart expansion here to the south bay and civic leaders are optimistic republicans on capitol hill are still vowing a fight over transportation funding. the first phase of the bart extension to the south bay would run for just over 10 miles from fremont to san jose's neighborhoods. the news that the federal transit administration is recommending $130 million in federal funds for the project almost certainly clears the way for construction to begin next year. >> this is tremendous and phenomenal news. >> reporter: the vta is building the extension that bart will operate and maintain. >> this project increases access in and out in santa clara county connecting the three largest areas in the bay area, san francisco, oakland and san jose. increases the access for both employees coming into santa clara county and employees going outside. >> reporter: in 2000 santa clara county voters approved a half cents sales tax to build the bart station t
makovec, cbs 5. >>> a major reversal on gay marriage by uncle sam. the obama administration says it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law that bans the recognition of same-sex marriage. the justice department had backed the defense of marriage act until now. obama administration officials note the supreme court has ruled that laws criminalizing homosexual conduct are unconstitutional. >>> president obama is condemning the bloodshed in libya as new scenes of violence and chaos begin to trickle out of that country. the this is the latest amateur video that appears to show protestors destroying monuments and posters of their ruler moammar qaddafi. reports are surfacing that a libyan pilot chose to crash his jet instead of bombing a city. today the state department began ferrying u.s. citizens out of the country to the malta. the evacuation comes a day after qaddafi vowed to fight until his last drop of blood. >> he clearly is defiant and has pledged more violence here and so i don't think this is going to end quietly. >> president obama is expected to speak on
obama gives up cigarettes for good. >>> sports sponsored by just for men, for mustache and beard. keep your edge. men, for mustache and beard. keep your edge. schools are closing.. and.. how the decision is pitting neighbor against neighbor. plus.. should cops be armed with tasers? after several high profile shootings.. san francisco police.. consider a major change in policy. the rumors are swirling.. what we could learn today about the release of the i-pad 2. and.. how not getting enough sleep could give you a heart attack. join us for cbs 5 early edition ... beginning at 4:30. ,,,, >>> on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. sunshine, light winds, and cold temperatures will be around for the northeast. freezing temps will be on the move further in the texas region from the northern plains. and nice, sunny weather covers the west coast. >>> here's another look at this morning's top stories. anti-government protesters in egypt say they will not back down on the demands that president hosni mubarak leave office immediately. but, the mubarak government warns the pro
teachers. it's ruining our education system. >> schieffer: what do you think of president obama's plans to reform education at the federal level? his let's reward good teachers, his, you know, the things that secretary duncan has outlined. are you generally think he's on the right track? >> i do. and i've said that publicly. i think the president has shown real courage, especially for a democrat who has been dependent upon the teachers union nationally for political support to come out for merit pay and race to the top, and some of the things he's done to push reform. i think the president has been on the right track. i'm concerned about comments i heard yesterday from secretary duncan that seemed to be blowing the horn of retreat on that a little bit. i hope that's not an election year ploy to cozy back up to the unions as the president prepares for re-election. in general, i think the president has been very strong on this. that's why you see republicans agreeing with him on it. >> schieffer: you have a reputation as a straight talker, i think. do you believe that the budgetary proble
-def doppler on our weather page. go check it out. >>> president barack obama waking up in the bay area this morning. last night, he had dinner with the best minds in silicon valley. let's go to anne makovec. she is at sfo where he will board air force one to go to oregon in a few hours. >> reporter: we just spotted air force one. it's on the tarmac here behind me across this waterway pretty far away. but you can see the tail there and a little american flag. it may be air force one, taking off here from sfo this morning. he is headed up to hillsborough, oregon. here's a look at the president's arrival last evening to the cloudy and rainy bay area. he is here on the west coast to promote his agenda to make the u.s. more competitive globally. he is pushing for new spending on innovation, education, high- speed rail and faster internet service. he is also looking for ideas on how to create more jobs through technology. so last night he had dinner with the innovators 6 some successful silicon valley valley companies looking for ideas. 26-year-old facebook founder mark zuckerberg, apple lea
obama administration to move cautiously on egypt he says the u.s. should take measured steps in public and much of the pressure, too much pressure could backfire. >> cheney added quote whatever comes next in egypt is going to be defor maybed by the people of egypt -- determined by the people of egypt. >> closed door trial of three uc berkeley graduates is under way in iran. sarah, shane and josh are all arrested and accused of spying while hiking near the iran/iraq border july 2009. showered was released on bail in september and returned to the states, it is not clear whether she will be tried in absten sha or if any of the three were present during the five hour hearing their lawyer says he was denied a request to visit the two men held over there hours before the trial began if convicted they could face town 10 years in prison. -- face up to 10 years in prison. >> a bay area community that saw a spike in gang related killings last year is trying to turn things around. >> reporter: demonstrators at san franciscos un plaza say they are encouraged by and want to support the massive anti
evacuate americans. in washington, the obama administration continues to call for a peaceful transition to democracy. we have extensive coverage tonight, including a team of correspondents in cairo. we begin with elizabeth palmer who has been covering the protests in the heart of cairo. elizabeth? >> reporter: good evening, harry. well, the protestors are still down in the square behind me, you may be able to hear them. several thousand of them. they've been chanting ever since quite a dramatic speech by egypt's vice president on television a couple of hours ago who offered talks with what he called "all political forces" on constitutional change. last week, the vice president's offer might have sounded like victory to the protestors. now, for this crowd, it's just not enough. "tell anyone who orders you to fire on us, no," the demonstrators chanted. "we are your people." people who have found a voice and a place to call their own. liberation square has become, as one demonstrator called it, the moral heart of egypt. >> we will be here until he gets out. >> reporter: the atmosphere is a
in this place. >> reporter: the obama administration is reportedly talking with egyptian officials about ways to resolve the crisis. their discussions are said to include having mubarak step down now, instead of when his term expires in september. secretary of state hillary clinton condemned the violence thursday, and called for a smooth political transition. >> the egyptian people expect a meaningful process that yields concrete changes. >> reporter: u.s. lawmakers also turned up the pressure. >> stop the blood-letting, let's start a peaceful transition to a free and open society. >> reporter: but on the streets of cairo, few are listening to calls from the outside world. focused, instead, on the battles pitting egyptian against egyptian for the future of their country. and in washington, the debate between democrats and republicans on this issue is somewhat muted. that's because they both view egypt as an ally in the middle east. they also want democracy for the country. but they also are both concerned about the possibility of extremist influence in a post-mubarak government. terrell? >> i
. is the united states sending mixed diplomatic signals? you had president obama calling on mubarak last tuesday to begin a transition, in his words, now. but then, yesterday, i guess it was, we had frank wizner who was sent to the region to talk to president mubarak of egypt coming out and saying this. listen to what he had to say. >> the president must stay in office in order to steer those changes through. i therefore believe that president mubarak's continued leadership is critical. it's his opportunity to write his own legacy. >> schieffer: and the administration was quick to say he wasn't speaking for the administration in that. but what did you take from that? why did he say that? >> i think that frank, who is a very experienced diplomat, probably has had as many years in the state department as tom has, understands that removing mubarak is going to be critical here. he's trying to i think create some space for him to move. but that the administration, particularly the president has a different challenge. he's kind of like a high wire artist in which he's got to walk a fine line between w
's initial response to the protests was muted but in the 13 days since the obama administration, while stopping short of calling for president mubarik's immediate resignation, has pushed for an orderly transition to democracy. today in an interview with fox news's bill o'reilly president obama had this to say. >> that egypt is not going to go back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom. they want free and fair elections. >> reporter: in a potentially explosive and rapidly changing situation, the president is trying to strike a balance. the administration is supporting the protestors demanding reform while also seeking to protect vital u.s. interests. >> it seems like of like a high wire artist where he has to walk a fine line between wanting mubarik to go, but not going away that creates chaos. >> reporter: analysts say the stake kos not be higher. not only in egypt but throughout the middle east. >> what has happened in egypt has transformed the arab world. and the united states is going to have to fundamentally shift its foreign policy in a way that it has resisted for the
obama stepped up the pressure on pakistan to release raymond davis, he's an american diplomat who's been jailed since he shot and killed two pakistani men in january. as david martin reports, the case has strained the relationship between two partners in the war on terror. >> reporter: facing a possible death sentence, raymond davis has been catapulted catapult from an obscure job at the american embassy in pakistan to the center of a diplomatic meltdown with a critical ally. dragged in. now the president has been dragged in. >> if our diplomats are in another country, then they are not subject to that country's local prosecution. >> reporter: davis is protected by a long-standing treaty which grants diplomats in foreign countries immunity from local laws. but he has been held in a pakistani jail for nearly three weeks since gunning down two men who apparently tried to rob him. the u.s. says it was self- defense. a local police call it cold- blooded murder and outraged pakistanis want davis hanged. >> it doesn't matter whether he was a diplomat or not. a murder is a murder and a murderer
, in charge at least for now, promises a transition to democracy. at the white house, president obama said the people of egypt have spoken, but he said "this is the beginning, not an end," and he called for free and fair elections. we have an entire team of correspondents covering this story. when word came out that mubarak was out, harry smith was in the middle of tahrir square and many hours later, he's still there. >> reporter: good evening, katie. even at this late hour people continue to pour in here by the thousands and thousands. >> finally we get our freedom! >> reporter: this is what freedom looks like. and sounds like. >> today is celebration! celebration! celebration! (cheers and applause) >> reporter: virtually enslaved for 30 years, the people of egypt rose up. >> bye-bye, mubarak! >> reporter: and found their voice. tonight their prayers were answered. >> reporter: the newly named vice president was just on television and announced that mubarak had stepped down. thousands and thousands of people are coming from all over to join in the celebration in tahrir square. could you b
-scare" ads. now, they're saying president obama, just after we ran these ads for some of the medicare reforms, you guys did in health care reform why don't you put more on the table. yes, we should come together to talk about these things but what just happened in the last election was a clear indication that they're not serious. >> schieffer: congressman ryan? >> look, we have a huge fiscal problem. primarily being driven by our entitlements. presidents are elected to lead. they're elected to see big problems on the horizon and stop them from getting out of control. this president has punted in the words of "the washington post." he chose not to lead. in we wait for the other party to go first to propose reforms, nothing will ever get done. that's the problem we've had in washington all along. we are going to lead. where the president has fallen, we're going to lead. we're going to propose solutions to these problems to the drivers of our debt because the sooner we do that, the better off everybody will be. the better off these programs themselves will be made more solvent and our economy ca
are not buying it. >> reporter: president obama's three trillion dollar spending plan arrived on capital hill this morning the white house says the proposal cuts the deficit by 1.1 trillion dollars over 10 years but republicans say it doesn't go far enough. >> continuation of as our chairman has said, a budget that unfortunately spends a little too much, taxes too much. borrows too much. >> reporter: the obama legislation says it can save on nondiscretionary spending it cuts $80 million from the pentagon budget, slashes money from the budget helping the poor buy heating oil. >> it will mean cutting things that i care deeply about but if we are going to walk the walk when it comes to fiscal discipline, because of cuts, these will be necessary. >> reporter: the president is also proposing spending increases such as education which is why, he visited a baltimore area school today that has republicans furious here on capital hill they want deeper cuts including a freeze on spending at 2008 levels. >> you have to understand, there is a $1.5 trillion deficit, so even if we were to hold things at le
, a much different tune in washington. president obama praised the protestors. this is what mr. obama said about the role of egypt's military during this transition. >> that means protecting the rights of egypt's citizens, lifting the emergency laws, revising the constitution and other laws to make this change irreversibel. >> even though the military is in control of the country right now mr. obama says it is only a temporary caretaker an despite the euphoria in egypt the president warns the days ahead will be difficult. he said this is not the ends of egyptian's transition, it is just the beginning. >> i'm proud of what they did. i feel deep admiration for their courage and their will to fight for their life and for their liberty and for dignity. >> and back at home in san francisco today demonstrators had planned to hold on emergency protest at the un plaza. it turned into a celebration instead. organizers say the same thing will probably happen for a planned solidarity vigil tomorrow. >>> police officers in vallejo late this afternoon killed a man. joe vazquez with what led up to that
received a call today from president obama, who expressed his concern. meanwhile, on capitol hill, president obama won a showdown vote today over a costly pentagon program. the house voted not to fund an alternative engine for the f-35. the next generation fighter jet. producing that engine would have cost $3 billion over the next few years. budget cuts are also being debated in a lot of state capitals these days, including madison, wisconsin, where more than 10,000 state workers staged a protest today. republican governor scott walker wants them to make greater contributions to their pensions and health insurance. the state faces a deficit of more than $3 billion. now to the perpetrator of the biggest financial fraud in u.s. history. bernard madoff is serving 150 years for ripping off investors to the tune of $65 billion. his ponzi scheme played out over 16 years, and no one was on to him? believe, jim axelrod reports so if you find that hard to believe, jim axelrod reports so does madoff. >> reporter: for 26 months, since bernard madoff's multibillion-dollar ponzi scheme unravel
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but he is handing over power. just a short time ago president obama released a statement saying the egyptian government has not seized the opportunity for a path to genuine democracy. simon perez with the latest. >> reporter: president obama isn't the only one disappointed in the president's decision. hundreds of thousands packed into central cairo expecting an end to more than two weeks of protests. president hosni mubarak announcing his resignation. but instead he said he will stay on. pushing some to tears and many more to anger. >> i decided to transfer my powers to the vice president. >> reporter: but that wasn't nearly good enough for the tens of thousands of people packed into tahrir square in cairo they want egyptian president hosni mubarak gone. indeed, rumors flew all day that he would resign. hosni mubarak has been urged by the obama administration to make way for democracy. so explains susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations in san francisco today. >> there needs to be an orderly, prompt and genuine transition to real democracy, not simply a single elec
up. so next week the obama administration is sponsoring a loan modification fair in san jose like others helped around california the last couple of years. homeowners at risk of foreclosures can meet face-to- face with 16 mortgage servers. the one-day event is scheduled for next thursday, february 24th at the san jose convention center. and remember if you have a consumer complaint give us a call. 888-5 helps you. >> high interest rate sold out. >> people chomping at the bit to pay 59% interest. >> i'm feeling skeptical about that. >> we are used to the prepaid credit card story and there are all of those fees. people are saying i can't get a credit card any other way. >> maybe that's it. >> pay it on time. >> you have to. then you won't have that problem. >> absolutely. >> thank you. >>> well, it is a little bit of magic right in your backyard. but keith madison wants to know why do compost piles heat up. ken bastida heats up with tonight's good question. >> stick your hand way down inside here. >> you can feel it. >> i can feel some heat. >> exactly. >> carbon, nitrogen, and wa
the constitution and set rules for a popular referendum to endorse those. >>> meanwhile obama administration is trying to figure out the composition of the military council in charge. who is in charge? who is handling diplomacy. >> one american official said it is something to figure out on pecking order, the first high level contact since mubarak's resigning yesterday. while things get sorted out, they are contacting every foreign minister in the arab world trying to get a fix on things. >>> meanwhile a prominent republican voice is criticizing the way president obama is handling egypt, he called mr. obama weak and indecisive. he said the administrations approach has been hesitant, inconsistant. confused and plain wrong. there should be more emphasis on protecting friends and allies. bolten made those comments in washington. >>> chanting and colorful egyptian flags in san francisco where hundreds of egyptian americans and supporters gathered at united nations plaza. their message calling on egypt to reform its government, ensure human rights protection for its people. some egyptian american
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yesterday. >>> president barack obama is still here in the bay area this morning. last night, he dined with silicon valley celebrities. he is looking for support for his plan to spend on high-tech initiatives. anne makovec is at sfo where the president is about to take off in four hours or so. >> reporter: he is leaving from sfo this morning hopefully the weather is going to hold up for his departure. but somehow even when the rest of the planes are delayed, obama's plane air force one makes it out. today he is headed to oregon. here's a look at his arrival here in the bay area yesterday to the cloudy rainy bay area. he is on the west coast to promote his agenda to make the u.s. more competitive globally pushing for new spending on innovation, education, high- speed rail and faster internet service. last night he had dinner win innovators like mark zuckerberg, steve jobs and eric schmitt at the private home of a venture capitalist, which meant massive security measures in the neighborhood. so excited people as you can see there. [ yelling ] >> reporter: and closed roads. neighbors did
. and the obama administration continues to work behind the scenes, pushing for an egyptian transition of power. we have a team of correspondents and expert analysis for you tonight, and we begin with mark strassmann in cairo. >> reporter: russ, there's a continuing clash here but it's not with rocks or punches. it's a fight over principle, and what is the needed timeline for mubarak to step aside? tahrir square felt more on edge today, vaguely ominous, as though protesters standing their ground might also be pushing their luck. for a 12th day, they chanted for change-- immediate, dramatic change. they'll leave once mubarak leaves. this protester said, "i don't want to go home. i won't sacrifice the blood of those who died." this past wednesday, cairo's streets erupted. that mayhem is now over but not the menace, not completely. in the square, the battle- scarred are everywhere and looking over their shoulder at a new worry-- egypt's army. the security presence here wants these protests to end. today a senior commander urged the crowd to bring down their barricades and go home. he was shouted d
mortgage giants, may soon be history. the "wall street journal" reports the obama administration could introduce several plans this week aimed at phasing out the two troubled agency. the federal government bailed both of them out back in 2008. >>> wall street this morning looking for eight straight up days when trading begins in two hours. here's ashley morrison with your moneywatch report. >>> reporter: asian markets saw profit-taking after china's central bank hiked interest traits. the nikkei lost a fraction and the hang seng was down more than 1%. ben bernanke testifies on capitol hill today. on tuesday stocks finished higher for the 7th straight session. the dow jumped another 71 points while the nasdaq tacked on 13. shares of toyota jumped 4% after a government investigation found no electronic flaws were to blame for reports of sudden unintended acceleration in its vehicles. the transportation department says the acceleration issues were caused by mechanical problems fixed by previous recalls. nasa engineers examined 280,000 lines of software code during the investigation. >>> m
obama says he is losing patience. >>> bay area buses followed by armed escorts. the dangerous route now getting extra protection. >>> staying dry now but major changes are coming up in the weather. we'll talk about that coming up. >>> and we have early-morning roadwork this morning on 880/92 in hayward. more traffic hot spots coming up. >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. it is friday, the 11th of february. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. i think i can say happy friday, everybody. it's 4:30. >>> topping our news, angry protestors back in the streets in egypt this morning. crowds gathering now at several locations including outside the presidential palace in cairo. the president hosni mubarak, you may remember yesterday, refusing demands to step down. everyone thought he would. instead, though, he says he is transferring most of his power to his vice president. egypt's military supports mubarak's plan to stay in office. and here's live look at cairo, tahrir square. organizers calling for millions to protest today, as ines ferre reports they ho
emanuel, the former chief of staff to president obama, has been elected mayor of chicago. emanuel was the easy winner, taking 55% of the vote in a six-candidate race, and avoiding a runoff. emmanuel resigned from the obama administration last year to run for mayor. he called his election humbling. >> what makes this victory most gratifying is that it was built on votes from every corner of this city. from people who believe that a common set of challenges must be met with a common purpose. >> president obama said emanuel will be a terrific mayor. emanuel replaces richard dale kwr. daley and his father had led chicago for 43 of the last 56 years. >>> this morning a legislative standoff over republican efforts to cut back union rights has spread to a second state, indiana. the indiana house could not do business tuesday because 37 democratic lawmakers left the state. instead, thousands of union activists flooded the state capital to protest the bill to give workers the right not to join a union. republicans say the right to work bill will help struggling businesses. >>> in wisconsin
director jacob lew will testify at a house hearing just a day after obama unveiled a $3.7 trillion proposal. >> even as we cut out things that we can afford to do without, we have a responsibility to invest in those areas that will have the biggest impacts in our future. >> reporter: the president's plan calls for investments in areas like education and research, but also aims to slash $1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade. spending cuts would affect programs from urban development grants to heating assistance for low income families. >> this does more spending, more taxing, more borrowing. >> reporter: the proposal immediately drew criticism from both parties. >> you don't take a meat ax to this economy and cut things just for the sake of telling the american people you met a certain number. >> reporter: while the battle over next year's budget is just beginning, the fight over the current one is still far from over. today the house begins debate on a controversial bill to cut spending. republicans are fighting to save $61 billion from this year's budget to fund the government
you very much. at the white house today, president obama discussed developments in egypt in phone calls with leaders in britain, jordan and turkey. outside the white house, some are questioning whether u.s. intelligence missed key signals that a genuine uprising was under way. wyatt andrews has that part of the story. >> reporter: the administration clearly knew the end game was coming for hosni mubarak. c.i.a. director leon panetta said so openly thursday morning. >> there is a strong likelihood that mubarak may step down this evening. >> reporter: but mubarak surprised everyone, including the egyptian military, when he refused to quit on thursday. u.s. officials said, "he called an audible." after he did leave on friday, the white house said it had known that mubarak's curveball was not the final word. >> we have gotten-- into last night, gotten indications that the last speeches may not have been given. >> reporter: but even if the intelligence was strong as mubarak was leaving, it's not clear what was known at the beginning. the c.i.a. compared its egypt intelligence to an ear
the current temporary funding bill expires. >>> president obama continues his west coast tech tour this morning, flying from san francisco to portland, oregon, to inspect an intel computer chip plant. mr. obama dined last night with a dozen tech industry leaders, including facebook's mark zuckerberg, apple's steve jobs, and google's eric schmidt. >> he doesn't really care how facebook works or how they're going to design the next iphone. he's here to see how these companies grow in the middle of the worst recession ever. we're having great years. facebook, exploding through the recession. apple exploding through the recession. and many others, google. booming through the recession. >> the president hopes to boost the economy by promoting u.s. leadership in high-tech innovation. >>> now to the turbulent middle east. funerals are being held today in bahrain for protesters killed in a violent police raid yesterday. four anti-government demonstrators died and more than 200 were injured in the predawn attack on protesters camping out in bahrain's capital. cbs radio correspondent toula v
hundreds of americans bound for malta by ferry. and late today, president obama said the u.s. has a full range of options to hold qaddafi accountable. libya is divided with qaddafi loyalists and mercenary troops holding tripoli in the west. his opponents control benghazi and the oil-rich east and vowing to liberate the capital. mandy clark made it into libya today and filed this report. >> reporter: this was the scene in the coastal city of it, tobruk when we arrived at the main square tonight. residents shouted, "welcome to free libya, "and chanted, "down with qaddafi." inside the protesters' tents, young and old men fought for our attention. why are you here? why in the tents? >> reporter: like protesters across the arab world, they've captured the regime's brutality on cell phones. what am i looking at here? >> qaddafi's troops. they refused to kill people. they refused to kill our libyan brothers and sisters. >> reporter: in a qaddafi stronghold in tripoli, it was a very different scene. his supporters took to the streets in a noisy display of loyalty after his televised speech. ( gu
protesters have been killed. yesterday, president obama criticized the iranian government. >> what has been true in egypt should be true in iran, which is that people should be able to express their opinions and their grievances, and seek a more responsive government. what's been different is the iranian government's response. which is to shoot people and beat people and arrest people. >> the iranian government had said it supports the uprisings in tunisia and egypt. >>> now to some disturbing news about one of our colleagues. cbs news chief foreign correspondent lara logan is recovering from a brutal attack she suffered while covering events in egypt. this is logan in cairo's tahrir square on friday night just before the assault. logan was separated from her crew, and security, in the crush of the mob that surrounded them. in a statement cbs news said she suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault, and beating. logan was saved by a group of women, and egyptian soldiers. she has returned to the u.s., and is recovering in a hospital. >>> this morning, the pakistani government says a u.s.
in opposition. the budget debate has even gained president obama's attention. >> what he sees happening in wisconsin, making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain, seems more like an assault on unions. >> reporter: it is an emotional issue in the state that gave birth to public worker unions 75 years ago. >> to take a and throw away the contract, to say that it's balancing the budget is bull crap. >> reporter: but new republican governor scott walker says he was hired to fill a $3.6 billion budget hole and his plan is saving 5,500 state worker jobs. >> this is a fraction of what most people working class, middle class citizens in the state are paying in terms of what we're asking for. >> reporter: the republicans say they have the votes. they need one democratic senator to come back. but, for now, all of them remain out of state in seclusion. cynthia bowers, cbs news, madison, wisconsin. >> joining us now from madison in wisconsin is the wisconsin governor, scott walker. governor, good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> we just hear from cynthia's report a second ago.
relaxed a nighttime curfew in washington. president obama is urging movement towards free elections. he commented on the role of the military during the transition like this. >> that means protecting the rights of egypt's citizens, lifting the emergency law, revising the constitution and other laws to make this change irreversible. >> even though the military is in control of the country right now, obama says it's only a temporary caretaker, and despite the euphoria in egypt, he warns days ahead will be difficult. he says this is not the end of egypt's transition, it is just the beginning. >>> and signs of unrest today in another north african country. about 10,000 people flooded the streets of the capital of algeria. as many as 30,000 police officers tried to stop the protests. a human rights activists says more than 400 people were arrested. marchers want democratic reforms, but unlike in egypt, the protest in algeria is not geared towards getting rid of the president; a state of emergency has been in effect there for nearly 20 years. >>> at least 21 people are dead after a taliban at
at the request of democrats. >>> president obama coming to the bay area this week to sell his new budget. barack obama scheduled to meet thursday evening with tech industry leaders and then spend the night here. the "mercury news" reports it will be a private meeting to talk about the budget plan which includes money for research, development, education and clean energy. >>> congress begins hearings this morning on the president's new $3.7 trillion budget plan. the white house says the proposal would cut a trillion dollars from the deficit over the next decade. some democrats say the budget makes too many cuts though. some republicans say the cuts aren't deep enough. >>> time now 6:06. egypt is asking for international aid to help repair the economic damage from days of protests that ousted president hosni mubarak. a statement posted on the foreign ministry's website says america, great britain and saudi arabia have already offered support. meanwhile, a member of the committee appointed by egypt's ruling military to amend the constitution says radical changes are not planned and that restriction
. frank? >> christin ayers live in martinez, thank you. >>> tonight president obama will be meeting with some of the silicon valley's top tech executives. the dinner meeting will be at a private home in san francisco. the group is expected to discuss the president's tech agenda as well as jobs, education and innovation. it's all part of the president's effort to reach out to the business community. now, the white house has not yet released the guest list but it's said to include facebook ceo mark zuckerberg as well as executives from valley giants like cisco systems, intel and google. >>> the bay bridge construction project appears to be running ahead of schedule. let's go to anne makovec. she is near the bay bridge this morning to tell us what changes drivers can expect. anne, good morning. we are getting used to changes these days. >> reporter: yes. that's right. well, number one, it's very rainy out here so we are prepared for that. but if you have driven across the bay bridge recently you probably noticed all of the progress that they have been making on the construction. here's
obama proposed cutting next year. for the g.o.p., cutting spending is a top priority. >> we're broke. broke going on bankrupt. and just as abrupt business has trouble creating jobs, so does abrupt country. >> reporter: democrats call the g.o.p. plan a good start, but they insist congress needs a month to sort out a full spending plan, not just two weeks. president obama is pushing both sides to act now. >> we cannot allow gridlock to prevail. >> reporter: if the two parties do end up gridlocked, the government would shut down temporarily. hundreds of thousands of federal workers would be sent home without pay. this year's tax refunds would be delayed. as would applications for social security and veterans benefits. not every government service would stop in its tracks. the plan does keep several essential agencies up and running, like the military, the federal law enforcement agencies, and air traffic controllers. neither party says it wants the government shutdown, but both will have to compromise in order to keep that from happening. susan mcginnis, for cbs news, washington. >>> th
. the obama administration is stepping up pressure on mubarak, a long-time american ally. they want him to leave office immediately. >> and we pray that the violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized and that a better day will dawn over egypt. >> president obama made that remark at the morning national prayer breakfast. the white house is warning egypt, u.s. aid will ride on president mubarak's decision. protestors calling for another massive demonstration tomorrow. they have declared it the day of departure, the day they want president mubarak gone. so far, he is refusing to leave before his term is over in september. >>> recalled food, the grocery store knows who bought it. at least the ones who use their club cards. so why don't they call and warn them? the new lawsuit against safeway. >> get ready. pay more for less, big changes that could be in store for thousands of bay area commuters. >>> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. at least this beautiful weather is free. and looking good. just a f
. how president obama is piling on the pressure for egypt's president to transfer power and step down. >> super bowl activities turn dangerous. >>> vanity and volunteering, how a shot of botox is helping give back to the community. ,,,,,,,, ♪ stinky ♪ hefty ♪ stinky ♪ hefty ♪ stinky, stinky ♪ hefty, hefty, hefty [ announcer ] hefty bags with unscented odor block technology... help neutralize odors and stop the stinkies. ♪ stinky, stinky, stinky ♪ hefty, hefty, hefty hundred thousand >>> well, they're calling it the day of departure, the biggest demonstration since tuesday. they're demanding that president hosni mubarak leave now. after two days of deadly clashes and 11 days of protesting, the tension was kept at bay. military tanks separated promubarak protesters are antigovernment protesters. meanwhile, the obama administration is beginning to talk to them about the transfer of power. >> there needs to be a transition process that begins now. it must initiate a process that respects the rights of the egyptian people that leads to fair elections. >> one way democrats s
of the economy, they are miles apart. president obama and the u.s. chamber of commerce are geographic neighbors in washington, d.c. today the president walked over to pay a visit. alexis christopher on his call for a new partnership. >> reporter: president obama walked the block to the chamber of commerce for a neighbor of business leaders. >> maybe if i had brought over a fruit cake when i first moved in we would have got off to a better start. >> reporter: they have butted heads over financial regulations and the healthcare overhaul. now both sides are looking to work together. >> i have got one message. my message is now is the time to invest in america. >> reporter: president obama argued businesses have a responsibility to help the u.s. economy. he called on executives to start using the nearly $2 trillion on their balance sheets to create jobs. the president pledged to help american businesses compete with a change in the corporate tax code and a push for more exports. but he warned that shouldn't translate into more record wall street profits and big bonuses. >> they have to be shared by
you can do at this time. >> kiet do in east palo alto thank you. >>> president obama will be in the bay area this week. he'll talk with tech leaders about jobs, green technology and education. he unveiled his $3.7 trillion budget for 2012 today. president obama says it contains tough choices and sacrifices like freezing or reducing some poverty programs. it also includes billions of new dollars for education, for regulation of financial markets, and for the development of cleaner fuels. republicans say that the cuts are not deep enough and promise a tough fight in congress to get the budget passed. >>> headlines around the bay area now. in pleasanton, archaeologists found 19 sets of maloney indian remains across from the fair grounds, safe way suspended construction on a store at that site while a survey firm surveys the burrell ground. >>> police believe the same thief is responsible for 10 robberies in the east bay over the past 7 months, the most recent in hayward and fremont. he targets drug stores and sandwich shops between 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. he buys a few snacks
. >> reporter: president obama is calling on moammar gadhafi to step down and leave libya. the president made the comments during a private phone call to germany's chancellor. his strongest statement yet on the uprising in libya. thousands are trying to leave the country. british citizens struggled through a massive crowd in tripoli's airport to board the last government plane. >> very happy. the most happy in the world in this moment. >> reporter: two u.k. military planes rescued more than 150 civilians from libya's desert, many oil workers. >> i wasn't scared, it was just not knowing when we could get out or not was the biggest thing. >> reporter: americans who arrived in malta from libya by ferry saturday spent much of their day in a control center set up by the u.s. embassy. libya's embattled government began sending out armed patrols to protect tripoli against rebels. gadaffi's son says the country remains calm despite violence in the capitol city. by some estimates more than 1000 people have been killed in libya and that's why the united nations security council held an emergency meetin
. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, even president obama seems to be telling egypt's president: >>> you're watching cbs5 "eyewitness news." >>> what now? even president obama seems to be telling egypt's president enough is enough. tonight how a new group of protestors has brought cairo to a literal standstill. >>> bay area buses going out with armed escorts, the routes so dangerous sheriff's deputies are now along for the ride to protect drivers and passengers. >> and airport wars. >> if you touch my junk i'm gonna have you arrested. >> new claims on those machines. >> it's time for an independent investigation. >> i'm dana king. >> i'm ken bastida. an emotional rollercoaster of a day. one cbs reporter described it as psychological whiplash president mubarak's speech that he would not resign, hundreds of thousands thought he would. it is friday morning in egypt right now and in the square protestors getting louder, chanting anti-mubarak slow governance, elisa bet palmer reports the next day or two will be telling. >> reporter: in the square they were in a frenzy of expectation. all evening there had been rumors presiden
war, and for the first time, president obama says qaddafi must leave libya. we have a team of correspondents on this ever-changing story, and we begin tonight with kelly cobiella in tripoli. >> reporter: russ, good evening. it was a relatively quiet day in tripoli today, although we did hear reports of qaddafi arming civilians and sending them into neighborhoods to patrol. having said that, we saw no signs of fighting today after a very violent friday. in this working-class district of tripoli, 100 neighbors gathered to march, not to protest, but to mourn anwar elgadi, killed, they said, in demonstrations against the government friday. they described a massacre, a family killed in their car. armed african mercenaries using an ambulance for cover. >> they were killed by the ambulance. that have black people in it. yes, from the-- they're shooting everywhere. >> reporter: they say five people were killed here friday, a day the government claimed went by without incident in tripoli. yet, these small alleys and side streets are littered with evidence of violence. bloodstained s
. barack obama is scheduled to meet thursday evening with tech leaders and then spend the night here. it will be a private meeting to talk about the president's new budget plan, which includes money for research and development, education and clean energy. meanwhile, on capitol hill, several hearings about the new budget plan are scheduled today. michael herzenberg with what's at stake. >> reporter: today the white house gets a chance to defend its new budget plan before lawmakers. budget director jacob lou will testify at a house hearing this morning just a day after president obama unveiled the $3 .7 trillion proposal. >> even as we cut out things we can afford to do without, we have a responsibility to invest in those areas that will have the biggest impact in our future. >> reporter: the president's plan calls for investments in areas like education and research but aims to slash $1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade. spending cuts would affect programs from urban development grants to heating assistance for low-income families. >> this budget does more spending, more
: president obama weighed in on the crisis for the first time wednesday. he will send secretary of state hillary clinton to geneva monday for international talks to end the violence. experts predict if other countries don't step in, the situation will only escalate. >> this is really a fight to the death, i think, in libya, not only for qaddafi and his regime but for the protestors and their ability to survive another day. >> reporter: one diplomat estimates 1,000 people have been killed in the last week alone. michael herzenberg for cbs news, washington. >>> we're just learning that wikileaks founder julian assange can be extradited to sweden to face sex crimes charges. that ruling coming down from a british judge just within the hour. assange has been fighting extradition for weeks. his lawyers say he will appeal. two women accused him of rape and sexual molestation. his lawyers say he won't get a fair trial and may be extradited to the united states. >>> the death toll from the new zealand earthquake is approaching 100. 98 people are dead after tuesday's quake centered near christchur
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